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Still at it: Dan Rather insists Bush’s National Guard service in question (with Video)
The DailyCaller.com ^ | 4-30-2012 | Jeff Poor

Posted on 04/30/2012 10:54:00 AM PDT by servo1969

It’s been nearly eight years since Dan Rather’s long career at CBS came to a close after he ran a story that could have derailed President George W. Bush’s 2004 reelection. Instead, the story about Bush’s supposedly questionable National Guard service wound up giving the media a black eye after some of the documents used to in the report turned out to be fake.

Nonetheless, Rather is still at it, making the case that he was in the right and that the only reason he was forced out at CBS was because of pressure from his corporate superiors. Rather made that case on ABC’s “Good Morning America” on Monday in an appearance promoting his new book, “Rather Outspoken: My Life in the News.”

“My attitude is in recent years is that sometimes things in journalism go badly for the correspondent,” Rather said. “But it’s important not to get baffled, not to be afraid and to never quit. I have a passion covering news. I love covering news. Particularly when you do investigative stories, not everything is going to go well. I’ve had my ups and downs. I’ve seen rain. I’ve seen fire. I’ve seen starry nights. I’ve seen it all. But I never lost my passion for doing what I do.”

Rather also stuck with his claim that the corporate leadership at Viacom, parent company of his former employer CBS, buckled under the pressure.

(Excerpt) Read more at dailycaller.com ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: bds; buckhead; burkett; bush43; cbs; killian; medialies; rathergate; seebsnews; tang; tankerkc
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To: Publius; Jack Hydrazine

“This one’s a crotch-grabber, folks, and I’ll bet a handful of nuts it won’t be over any time soon.”
— Dan Rather


61 posted on 04/30/2012 1:26:22 PM PDT by Lazamataz (Admin Moderator refuses to let me hit it. -- http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/chat/2875871/posts)
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To: Publius; Jack Hydrazine

“This race is stickier than a pine cone enema on a hot night in the bayou.”
— Dan Rather


62 posted on 04/30/2012 1:27:42 PM PDT by Lazamataz (Admin Moderator refuses to let me hit it. -- http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/chat/2875871/posts)
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To: Lazamataz

hahaha..... Sounds definitely like a Ratherism.


63 posted on 04/30/2012 1:34:40 PM PDT by Kinder Gentler Machinegun Hand
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To: mirkwood

LOLOLOL! - OMG! - LOLOLOL! That’s killing my hernia!


64 posted on 04/30/2012 1:43:13 PM PDT by carriage_hill (I'd vote for a "orange juice can", before 0bummer&HisRegimeFromHell, gets another 4yrs. Can-> later.)
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To: servo1969; Interesting Times; Buckhead; zot; Howlin; NautiNurse; Nick Danger
I wonder if Danny-boy cites this: To Set the Record Straight

Here's the synopsis that he really needs to refute: Rather's Ruin and the Rise of the Pajamahadeen

A trip down memory lane!

TS

65 posted on 04/30/2012 2:11:38 PM PDT by The Shrew (www.wintersoldier.com; www.tstrs.com; The Truth Shall Set You Free!)
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To: servo1969

What’s the frequency, Ken?


66 posted on 04/30/2012 2:12:04 PM PDT by The_Media_never_lie (The President who ate the dog, will wag the dog.)
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To: mirkwood; Buckhead

lulz


67 posted on 04/30/2012 3:39:26 PM PDT by martin_fierro (< |:)~)
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To: cuban leaf

Here is the first post questioning the memos (just 19 minutes into the broadcast): http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1220090/posts?page=107#107


68 posted on 04/30/2012 3:42:29 PM PDT by Fundamentally Fair (Pictionary at the Rorschach's tonight!)
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To: servo1969

Rather = a more sophisticated, controlled Ülberman.


69 posted on 04/30/2012 3:58:19 PM PDT by melancholy (Professor Alinsky, Enslavement Specialist, Ph.D in L0w and H0lder)
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To: servo1969

An 80 year old man, partly senile, hoping to recover from lying to us all. He can’t settle back and admit that he made up that report about Bush based on predjudices he already held. He can’t admit the truth to us or himself. The evidence tells all!


70 posted on 04/30/2012 4:29:15 PM PDT by maxwellsmart_agent
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To: servo1969

oh so it WASN’T the fake documents you presented as real, Dan?

even after you were warned about them?


71 posted on 04/30/2012 4:37:03 PM PDT by Mr. K (If Romney wins the primary, I am writing-in PALIN)
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To: The Shrew
Ahhhh...the good old days!

Dan Rather's Fake But Accurate report.


72 posted on 04/30/2012 4:47:01 PM PDT by NautiNurse
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To: Eric in the Ozarks
I recall the faked documents were traced to a Kinko's print shop in the same town where Rather's daughter lived. <

Not quite.

The copies faxed to CBS were faxed from a Kinko's in Abilene.

Bill Burkett -- the supposed originator of the hoax letters -- lived in Baird, only 20 miles away.

The lunatic Burkett was a member in good standing of the fevered liberal community in Austin, though, and thus an associate of Rather's daughter.

73 posted on 04/30/2012 4:57:10 PM PDT by okie01
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To: The Shrew

74 posted on 04/30/2012 5:30:40 PM PDT by Interesting Times (WinterSoldier.com. SwiftVets.com. ToSetTheRecordStraight.com.)
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To: Fundamentally Fair

That is Saturday, four days after the broadcast. But if you look at post 47 in the thread I linked, you’ll notice it was just before the broadcast ended.


75 posted on 04/30/2012 5:35:26 PM PDT by cuban leaf (Were doomed! Details at eleven.)
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To: Bloody Sam Roberts
Dan Rather should do a report on Obama's selective service registration form if he wants to do story on comparative military records.

-PJ

76 posted on 04/30/2012 5:36:39 PM PDT by Political Junkie Too (If you can vote for President, then your children can run for President.)
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To: okie01

I stand corrected.

Thanks.


77 posted on 04/30/2012 5:38:48 PM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks
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To: Lazamataz

“Your takedown won’t staydown. LOL”

It’s like the Hiss-Chambers case. The die-hards never say die.


78 posted on 04/30/2012 5:53:04 PM PDT by Buckhead
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To: carriage_hill

Hey,..don’t have a hernia!..That was my best Rodney imitation. Get well.


79 posted on 04/30/2012 5:55:36 PM PDT by mirkwood (subliminal message here)
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To: wastedyears

Dan Baby, give it a rest!


80 posted on 04/30/2012 6:33:33 PM PDT by jayrunner
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